Spring/Summer Empties 2018

Hello everyone! Over the past few months I have been using up quite a few makeup items, which is always a good thing as it makes more space in my collection! This is possibly one of the longest empties I have done so far! So here are all the makeup and skin care products I have used up over the past 3 months!

Makeup

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Rimmel Lasting Finish 25hr Breathable Concealer
I got this sent to me from Influsenster and initially I did like it. Whilst it looks too dark for me in the tube, it blends out into my skin well. However it has a sponge applicator which I really don’t like. It gets super messy super quickly. I never used the sponge on my skin I always squeezed some onto my finger to then apply it. After a few months of using it I found that where I was applying it on my chin and around my nose I started to get red spots so I stopped using it and the red spots disappeared also!
Repurchase – No, it broke my skin

NYX HD Finishing Powder
I bought this last summer as I wanted a translucent pressed powder. I found that it was easy to apply too much and leave a white cast. Plus it didn’t las very long, I hit pan and after that pieces starting coming off whenever I swirled my brush in it. So it was pretty quick to use up.
Repurchase – No, it left a white cast

No 7 Lovely Lashes
I got this in the No 7 advent calendar and I really like it! It was perfect for everyday, it lengthened and separated my lashes. Whilst it didn’t give much volume, I found throughout the day it didn’t flake until it started to dry out.
Repurchase – Maybe in the future, but right now I have a lot of others to try!

Soap & Glory Supercat Liquid Eyeliner
I bought this after seeing a lot of good reviews on blogs. However I’m not a huge fan of this. If you’d like to read a full review, you can here.
Repurchase – No

Soap & Glory Archery 2-in1 Brow Filling Pencil & Brush
I love Soap & Glory brow products! They are so good and super affordable! No matter what other brand I try I always go back to Soap & Glory brow products!
Repurchase – Already have!

Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara
I got this sample sized mascara when I went to a Bobbi Brown masterclass. I like the formula and it separates, lengthens and gives volume to my lashes nicely.  However I haven’t used it all up as I find it leaves marks under my lower lashes after wear. I also find it a real pain to remove, even after using a makeup removing oil, face wash that removes makeup I then have to go in with a micellar water and really rub under my eyes to remove the mascara. Even then there’s always residue left over.
Repurchase – No

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner
I have had this for ages and it finally started showing signs it was running out. It started skipping on my skin as well as applying quite patchy due to the liquid running out. I really enjoyed using this liner, it is definitely one of the best I have tried. It totally changed my liner game!
Repurchase – Already have!

NYX HD Studio Photogenic Concealer 
This is the second bottle I have gone through and I really love it. It gives great coverage without creasing. Shade 02 Fair matches my skin perfectly and the HD Concealer lasts really well. I do 10 hour shifts at work and it lasts throughout the entire day without becoming patchy, creased or looking a hot mess!
Repurchase – Already have!

Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker in Plumsup
I have really gotten into lip gloss this year and this is the one that changed my mind. It isn’t sticky or feel uncomfortable. The shade is very sheer and is perfect for layering on top of liquid lipsticks or wearing alone. I have really enjoyed wearing it and layering. It has totally changed my mind on lip gloss!
Repurchase – Yes

Soap & Glory One Heck of a Blot Primer 
I got this from their advent calendar last year and I have to say I’m not a massive fan. I find it doesn’t do anything for my pores and I find foundation/concealer really clings to my pores when I use this.
Repurchase – No

Skincare

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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
I bought this after seeing it hyped up on YouTube as well as by bloggers. Initially it worked in getting my spots to be less angry. However as I continued to use it, it stopped working as effectively in getting rid of my spots.
Repurchase – Yes in the future

The Body Shop Seaweed Pore Cleansing Exfoliator
This is such a fab facial scrub! It isn’t super abrasive but isn’t too soft that I don’t feel like it isn’t doing anything. For me this is the perfect scrub!
Repurchase – Already have!

Botanics 5 in 1 Amazing Eyes Roll On Radiant Youth
I find eye creams a weird one, I never know if they have actually done anything. This one is nice, it is skin coloured so I use it in the morning. Sort of in hope it helps add extra concealment under my eyes! Not sure it works though, haha.
Repurchase – No

The Body Shop Vitamin E Nourishing Night Cream
I bought this in hope that it would be nourishing as it claimed, however I didn’t find it helped my skin as I had hoped it might. The cold spells in March really made my skin dry out, but this didn’t do much in terms of helping to keep my skin hydrated. Even during the Spring.
Repurchase – No

Soap & Glory Vitamin C Facial Wash
This is my second bottle and I do enjoy using this face wash. It doesn’t break me out and does a good job to clean my skin. The only thing I’d love for this facial wash to include would be to get rid of makeup residue. Sometimes after using my makeup remover there’s still some makeup left  and this doesn’t do anything in terms of helping to remove it from my skin.
Repurchase – Already have one from a gift set!

Soap & Glory Radiance-Boosting Mask
I am so bad at using masks, but after my final assignment at uni I had such a long 48 hours that my skin was in need of reviving. So I used this the day after as I watched Love Island and it felt really nice on my skin. Didn’t irritate it or cause any breakouts. It does have a strong smell but it isn’t noticeable after it’s been on for a few minutes. After having it on for around 20 minutes I took it off and massaged the excess juices onto my skin. The next morning my skin looked so good! Even though I have combination skin this didn’t make me look any shiner, it just gave me a gorgeous glow!
Repurchase – Yes!

The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream 
I bought this one as I wanted something more nourishing for my combo skin. I find some moisturisers that are for combination skin too drying. I do like this moisturiser, it keeps my skin hydrated and doesn’t cause any breakouts. I did find it made my skin way shinier, which is the only downside to this moisturiser for me.
Repurchase – Maybe in the future.

Boots Ingredients Super Hyaluronic sheet face mask
I bought this after going to Cardiff, my skin was super dry as I had been to a concert and had glitter all over my face. Which is all fun and games until it comes to scrubbing it off my poor skin! This did the trick in helping to restore my dehydrated skin.
Repurchase – Already have another!

And those are all the things I have used up! This is possibly one of the longest posts and if you have made it to the end thank you for reading! I am on the hunt for some new skincare so if you have any recommendations please let me know in the comments below!

Until next time!

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4 thoughts on “Spring/Summer Empties 2018

  1. jazminheavenblog says:

    It’s taking me so long to get through my Soap & Glory body wash… It’s such a big bottle I feel like I’ve been using the same one forever haha. It’s such a great option though! It’s a shame the supercat liner didn’t work for you, I really do like it, but I find that it doesn’t stay intact on my eye quite as long as my trusty rimmel one or the Asda one for that matter xx

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